Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
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Calev Ben-David
"You listen to me, and listen carefully, because this is your goddamn life I'm talking about today! When one company wants to take over another company, they buy a controlling share of the stock, but first they have to tell the government. That's how CCA took over the company that owns this network. "But now somebody is buying up CCA...
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Barry Rubin
Why is the West so eager to appease the state sponsor of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda? Five years after Al Qaeda carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, amid all the mourning and commemoration for that anniversary, the United States, Europe and even some misguided Israeli leaders are rushing to negotiate (and aching to make concessions to) the country that...
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Media Clippings
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Two fairly remarkable pieces of journalism appeared recently in back-to-back issues of The New York Times Magazine, remarkable because of the things that were written in both -- certain words and phrases that I would never have expected to see in the Times in any form. The first of these was a lengthy piece by French writer Bernard Henri-Levy, titled...
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By:
Gary Tobin
Roland Stanton's recent $100 million gift to Yeshiva University is the largest ever to a U.S. Jewish institution. Yet as Stanton himself admitted, "There are plenty of people who could do it." Research shows that he's right: Dozens of Jewish philanthropists are capable of equaling Stanton's offer. So why don't they? It's not that wealthy Jews have no reputation for...
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Stephen Rosenberg
The count of the "Jewish" year used throughout the world is 5767. Why? It is assumed that this is Anno Mundi,the years of the world from Creation, or at least from the birth of Adam. The count is based mainly on Seder Olam Rabba, a treatise ascribed to Rabbi Jose ben Halafta of the second-century C.E. It is mentioned in...
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